However, when The Alchemist was first published in 1988, it was deemed a flop and dropped by the publisher. Although it could have ended his writing career, Paulo persevered and convinced a second publisher to take on the book. Find out why he says the universe conspired to save The Alchemist.
Tune in for the first of Oprah’s two-part interview with Paulo Coelho on Sunday, September 7, at 11 a.m. ET/PT. OWN TV Channel Finder
Forward for 25th anniversary edition written by Paulo Coelho
Paulo reflects on 25 years of The Alchemist